I think my disk is degrading...help?
I have a droplet on NYC2, which has up until now been running fine.
Today I was doing some heavy MySQL data migrations, and noticed the filesystem was extremely slow.
I had to backup/reimport a 7gb gzipped SQL file. It was taking forever, so I ran it through the following...
zcat myfile.sql.gz |pv| mysql my_db_name
PV lets you see the speed of files passing through. It topped out around 1-2mb/s and was taking too long.
During this length of time, I was able to...
- Clone the droplet in the same region
- SCP the SQL file over
- Restore the SQL file to the new droplet
This all got done BEFORE loading of the first SQL file. Using PV on the second (duplicated) droplet, I saw speeds of up to 9mb/s
Is this a known issue with droplets in the NYC2 region? Do the disks just fail like this? Haven't had this happen before.